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• Vocal Arts Society: New York Festival of Song. A program of Russian and French songs. 7:30 p.m. April 22. $40.
2401 Foxhall Road NW. 202/338-3552, www.kreegermuseum.org
• The Pacifica Quartet Master Class. Talented young quartets from the area perform for the Pacifica Quartet, followed by a discussion of technique and interpretation. The audience will be invited to question and comment. 1 p.m. April 12. Free, but reservations required through 202/338-3552.
• The Pacifica Quartet. Much-praised chamber music ensemble founded in 1994 plays Mozart, Carter, Smetana. 8 p.m. April 12. $30, $35. Reception follows. Reservations at 202/338-3552.
The Library of Congress
Concerts at the Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE unless otherwise noted. All performances 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. All free, but unless otherwise noted, tickets required through Ticketmaster, with $2-$3.50 service charge, at 202/397-7328, 703/573-7328 or ticketmaster.com. For information: 202/707-4604, 202/707-5664, www.loc.gov/rr/perform/concert/0708-schedule.html
• Skampa Quartet. String quartet from Prague with Iva Bittova, vocals and violin. Moravian folk songs, solo works by Bittova, and Janacek”s “Kreutzer Sonata.” April 11.
• Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante. Considered one of Europe’s finest period instrument groups. Vivaldi, Leclair, Purcell, more. April 16. All tickets claimed; standby line 6:30 p.m.
• Holloway/Linden/Mortensen Trio: “Madcap, Red Priest, and Angel.” John Holloway, baroque violin; Jaap ter Linden, baroque cello; Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord. Veracini, Vivaldi, Leclair, Corelli, Boismortier, Couperin. April 17.
• Pavel Haas Quartet. Prize-winning Czech chamber ensemble. Haas, Dvorak, Smetana. April 18. All tickets claimed; standby line 6:30 p.m.
• Camerata Pacifica with Warren Jones, piano. Harbison, Mozart, Ian Wilson. April 24.
Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence
6304 Lee Chapel Rd., Burke.
• Woodbridge Flute Choir, Debbie Gilbert, artistic director. Master class and concert with renowned flutist John Barcellona, with a dinner break between. Master class, with the entire flute choir as the student, 2:30 p.m., free; dinner 5:30 p.m., $10; concert 7:30 p.m., $7-$10. April 26.
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